The Babcock International Group has commenced its production of ten-thousand ventilators for the NHS, in response to the UK government’s request for help. The group of engineers has also initiated a supply chain solution from scratch and enlisted several UK manufacturers to help with the production and construction. On top of this, Babcock is partnering with a medical equipment company to develop and distribute Zephyr Plus ventilators, which will use established medical components.
MD of Technology for Babcock, Jon Hall, stated: “The team is working flat out to get the first of the Zephyr Plus ventilators off the production lines as a matter of urgency. We are designing, testing and manufacturing a brand new product, but we are also designing and managing the entire supply chain to support its delivery from scratch. To do both in parallel demonstrates the commitment and innovation of everyone involved. It also highlights the incredible support Babcock has had from the suppliers with whom we are collaborating. I’m really proud of what we have done and what we are achieving in the race against time to help deliver critical equipment to the NHS.”
“The Babcock International Group commences the production of 10,000 ventilators for the NHS.“
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